Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Industrialised Building

Sydney, Australia
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Innovation in Applied Design Lab

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning 

  • Join one of the most successful research labs in the field of Industrialised Building.
  • Join an outstanding and innovative team at the cutting edge of built environment research and development
  • Fixed-term 2 years with possibility of extension

About the opportunity 

The Innovation in Applied Design Lab (IAD Lab) is a collaborative cross-disciplinary research laboratory at the University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. The Lab operates at the forefront of applied research, bridging academic and industry domains, and is broadly cast to examine a range of built environment topics.

The IAD Lab is expanding its capacity in the area of Industrialised Building and is seeking applicants with a demonstrated world-class track record in that area to augment our current academic and research team. Specifically, we are seeking a successful researcher to strengthen our capacity in the broader fields that encompass industrialised building, and researchers who have an interest in working between industry and the university.

The IAD Lab operates across a broad range of fields and subject areas, including:

  • Architectural design
  • Environmentally sustainable design
  • Building Construction
  • Building Technology
  • Computational Design
  • Digital and Automated Fabrication
  • Construction/Project Management
  • Industrial design
  • Advanced Manufacturing

 The IAD Lab currently conducts a number of projects on industrialised building and the chosen candidate will be expected to work together with these existing projects and researchers. The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Attracting and supervising higher degree research students
  • Undertaking research on existing and new projects
  • Building research collaborations with industry 
  • Making applications for research funding 
  • A teaching role. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. It is expected that applicants will have a successful track record and/or a well-defined research agenda in the fields listed above. Successful applicants should have the capability to undertake a wide spectrum of research and development work in built environment fields, with specialized focus on industrialised design and construction.

About us

Founded in 1918 as the first faculty of architecture in Australia, the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning (AD&P) is an internationally acknowledged centre for intellectual, scientific and aesthetic research in architecture and the built environment, attracting the highest quality applicants in Australia and from abroad.

Our activities at AD&P range across urban design and planning, architecture, architectural science, and design. We possess the disciplinary range to respond to the great and conflicting challenges of our time – global urbanisation and global sustainability.

We also have arguably Australia’s best built environment laboratory infrastructure, including the only IEQ Lab (Indoor Environmental Quality) in the Southern Hemisphere, and our Illumination labs are currently undergoing a major upgrade to respond to new technologies. We have a major and ongoing investment in advanced digital modelling and fabrication including Australia's best architectural robotics facilities that are part of the Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab (DMAF). In addition to our scientific and technical capabilities we have a distinguished record in architectural scholarship, activism and intellectual enquiry.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 PM 14 March 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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